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Shayne Lamas, Nik Richie

We Named Our Son

After He Died

2/19/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Shayne Lamas
and husband Nik Richie not only tragically lost their 20-week-old unborn baby last week ... Nik was put through one of the most heart-wrenching moments a father can bear -- having to name and hold the baby after it died.

TMZ broke the story ... Shayne suffered a rare pregnancy complication last week and underwent an emergency hysterectomy to save her life and stop the massive bleeding.  In the process, she lost her baby.

Nik tells TMZ ... a few days after the baby died, a social worker from the hospital, along with someone involved in the religion affiliated with the hospital, came to him and asked if he wanted to know the gender of his baby.  He said yes, and they told him the baby was "a beautiful boy."

But then Nik says, he was asked if he wanted to view his son to get closure.  Nik says he nervously obliged and was taken to a room where his son lay.  Nik says they asked him to hold the baby while they prayed.

But it wasn't over.  Nik was then told he needed to name his child so they could fill out a birth certificate.  Nik, who was overwrought with emotion, told them he always wanted a son named Rex, so he named the boy Rex Jagger Lamas-Richie.  He chose Jagger because of Mick.

Nik says he's glad he got to see his son but it was the hardest thing he's ever done.

As for Shayne ... Nik says she doing better but -- after a medically-induced coma and a cardiac arrest scare -- she's still in ICU and in danger.

Nik wrote a letter to his son, that he asked us to share.

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lala84    

r.i.p to the lil angel that was gain...give the mother strength to get thru this and as for the douche karma is a bitch for what you put that woman thru....but then again shes stupid enough to stay n deal....he gained a angel n is giving you karma....you should really rethink where you want to be in life...cant be a douche all your life

213 days ago
47.

lala84    

R.i.p to the little angel and yes no parent should ever have to go thru that....but that guy did alot of **** to hurt people and the big man upstairs gained an angel n gave dude karma....he should really think where his life is and if he wants to be a douche for the rest of his life

213 days ago
48.

FLO    

My sympathy goes to Shayne who had to have an emergency Hysterectomy

213 days ago
49.

Jlynne    

so very sad, condolences to their family.

213 days ago
50.

Jamey Hunter    

Very sad. I hope she recovers soon.

213 days ago
51.

Tazz    

Someone is lying. It couldn't have been days later. They just don't hold dead miscarriages that long. Hours maybe.

213 days ago
52.

CyndiChainsaW    

I'm not reading that letter. This is just really sad and deep. Why offer it to tmz? Why put this letter on spectacle for the public? That sickens me for this guy to offer it knowing it would be published. I hate you Hollywood fakes.

213 days ago
53.

anonymous    

Wow, what a heartbreaking story. I am so sorry for their loss. I hope Shayne makes a full recovery as well. Those surgeries take a toll on the body.

213 days ago
54.

Best Mom    

What a beautiful loving letter. God never gives us more than we can handle.

213 days ago
55.

sweetholyusa    

this is karma . Everything comes back to you thst you put out . Whoops , I mean my condolences . Wasnt Shayne Lamas showing women everywhere that you could run a marathon and lose all the baby weight two weeks after she had her last baby ,,, I guess it is a good idea to let your uterus heal right after you've had a baby versus trying to get bikini ready in two weeks . Stupid vainity .

213 days ago
56.

Yada yada ya    

Who are these people?

213 days ago
57.

Lily Daisy    

Heartbreaking....what a wonderful gift was given to the child and the father to be given a place in this world. My heart goes also to the mother who is going through so much to recover. I hope this brings this family even more profoundly together.

213 days ago
58.

Dobbins    

Condolences to the family and what a beautiful letter Nik wrote to Rex.

213 days ago
59.

SoCalMom    

I don't care who he is or what he has done, it has to be one of the worst things a parent can go through. I have nothing but compassion for all of them.

213 days ago
60.

redrock64    

When you spread nothing but hate, then karma is a bitch! Richie can go screw himself, he is nothing without his hate. P.S.- Have seen many many women he has blasted and they all are hands down hotter then his wife!

213 days ago
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